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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia

How much does it cost to travel to Tartu?

You should plan to spend around $114 (€105) per day on your vacation in Tartu. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (€37) on meals
  • $30 (€27) on local transportation
  • $102 (€94) on hotels

A one week trip to Tartu for two people costs, on average, $1,599 (€1,470). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tartu cost?

A one week trip to Tartu usually costs around $799 (€735) for one person and $1,599 (€1,470) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tartu on average costs around $1,599 (€1,470) for one person and $3,197 (€2,941) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tartu will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tartu on average costs around $3,426 (€3,151) for one person and $6,851 (€6,302) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Tartu has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Tartu expensive to visit?

Prices in Tartu are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Tartu is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Linkoping or Flam.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Tartu Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Tartu?

The average Tartu trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Tartu travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 94 ($102)
Local Transportation 1 27 ($30)
Food 2 37 ($41)
Entertainment 1 16 ($18)
Tips and Handouts 1 0 - 1 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 8 - 24 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in Tartu
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tartu is $51 (€47). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tartu is $102 (€94). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Tartu

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tartu based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tartu
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tartu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $30 (€27) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tartu.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tartu
How much does it cost to go to Tartu? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Tartu
The price of renting a car in Tartu will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Tartu
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tartu can vary, the average cost of food in Tartu is $41 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tartu should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tartu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Tartu?

Typical prices for Food in Tartu are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tartu, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Danishes
  • Lunch for Two
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Coffee & Cake

Entertainment Budget in Tartu
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  • Entertainment and activities in Tartu typically cost an average of $18 (€16) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Tartu?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Tartu are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tartu, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Art Museum ticket
  • Movie Ticket

Tips and Handouts Budget in Tartu
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Tartu is $0.78 (€0.72) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Tartu is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Tartu
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in Tartu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tartu On a Budget
Tartu is a university town that is also the second largest city in Estonia. It has a population of about 100,000 and dates back to 1030, making it the oldest city in the country. The Emajogi River passes through town and it has a lovely old town that's pleasant to explore. The city is a great place to see day to day life in Estonia. It is a very real town with people going about their daily lives. If you find yourself here when the weather is nice, you'll be greeted by crowds of happy locals out enjoying the weather. They make full use of the warm, sunny weather with festivals, events, and concerts during the summer. This is easily the most fun and eventful time to visit the city.

The climate in Tartu is temperate humid continental. It is more mild than you might expect at the high latitude, but winters are still quite cold. It's proximity to the Baltic Sea keeps the temperatures warmer and there are occasionally hot days during the summer, although it is usually cool or pleasantly warm.
There are some nice buildings around Tartu, particularly in the old town area. Some interesting churches in town include St. John's Church, St. Paul's Church, and St. Alexander`s Orthodox Church among others. Make sure you swing by the Town Hall Square where you'll see the famous statue of two students kissing. The KGB Museum is a moving and well done museum that is definitely worth a visit if you have any interest in the history of the area. There's also a nice botanical garden that is worth a visit if only so you can enjoy some people watching.
Tartu can be divided into seventeen distinct neighborhoods. Annelinn is the largest and it is located on the left bank of the river. It houses over a quarter of the city's population and is predominantly Soviet style apartment buildings. The Old Town is where you will likely spend most of your time as a tourist. This is where you'll find the highest concentration of attractions and the most interesting architecture.

There's a nice trail that runs alongside the river making for an enjoyable walk. On a nice day you'll find people fishing here, or just soaking up some of the cherished sunlight.

Popular festivals in town include Hanseatic Days, which is held during late July. This is a medieval festival that has many fairs, festivities, exhibitions, concerts, dances, shopping booths, and more. It is generally a free event. The Stencibility Street Art Festival is also popular and is held every year at the end of April.
Food and Dining
As a university town, there are many budget food options available to visitors. Near the center of town you can find many cheap restaurants that cater to students and offer anything from pizza to Indian food. Most budget eateries cater to students and the food can vary in quality, but the price is good and the diversity of options is excellent. Restaurants are diverse but pizza, pubs, and Asian options are probably the most prevalent.

In general, food in the area is much cheaper than you would find elsewhere in Europe. There are a variety of local restaurants that serve more traditional dishes at a reasonable price, and unless you're on a very tight budget, it's worth trying some local food while you're in town.

There are plenty of cafes, pubs, and clubs around town as well. Drinks are cheap and many of the places are popular with students, so you can expect a young and energetic atmosphere. This is a great way to experience the atmosphere and culture of Tartu.

There is also no shortage of hostels in the area so you should have no problems finding affordable accommodation. Many hostels are actually housed in dorms of the university so you get an interesting feel for the city and its student life.

Most tourists spend the majority of their time in the city's Old Town, which is very walkable. If you want to travel further outside of the area, there are 19 city bus routes around town. These buses are colored red and white and are easily distinguishable. There is also a sponsored bus line, 69, that is free and does not have the obvious red and white coloring. This line connects the bus station to the Lounakeskus shopping center near the edge of town. You can catch lines 7 or 20 in the city centre and take them to the Tartu Railway Station. Line 8 takes you from Lounakeskus to a popular beach area known as Anne Kanal. And lines 2, 3, 3A, 5, 9 and 14 connect the city centre to the Central Market and the Bus Station.

You can catch a taxi at any of the many taxi stands around central Tartu. Taxis are usually reasonably priced and efficient.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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